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Volunteers clear veterans' wreaths at Biloxi National Cemetery

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Dozens of patriotic South Mississippians spent the morning lending a helping hand at the Biloxi National Cemetery.

The volunteers picked up 5,000 holiday wreaths and some floral ornaments that were placed on veterans' headstones and grave markers. The wreaths were placed there last month.

Cemetery Director Graham Wright said the cleanup is usually done the first Saturday of the new year as the cemetery prepares for Memorial Day.

The wreaths and bows will be placed in storage and used again next year to honor veterans during Christmas.

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